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ASNS2642: Modern Korea

2024 unit information

This unit aims to introduce some of the major issues in the history of Korea in the late 19th century and the last century. Topics include contradictions of the late Choson dynasty society; opening of Korea to the West and Japan and the attendant wave of reforms and rebellions; Japan's colonial rule; Korea's fight for freedom; liberation and division of Korea in 1945 and the subsequent process of nation-building in the two Koreas.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Asian Studies

Code ASNS2642
Academic unit Asian Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 1000 level
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ASNS2502
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Acquire in-depth knowledge of modern Korean history and society.
  • LO2. Learn interdisciplinary approaches to Korean studies, combining history, politics, and sociology.
  • LO3. Conduct undergraduate level research and write academic essays.
  • LO4. Communicate effectively through discussions and by presenting on complex historical materials.
  • LO5. Think critically and analytically about different societies and historical pasts.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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